tree and path 05 …excited about Spring
(mixed media, charcoal and acrylic)
tree and path 05 …excited about spring …daffodils
16×20, acrylic on canvas
various, mixed media (charcoal, acrylic, pastel)
I’ve gotten very excited about the coming of spring. We could well have a winter cold spell, in fact just a few years ago we snowstorm on March 31st that dumped 6 inches on us. My excitement is comes from anticipating the change along the Oconee River that is going to come. I’m looking forward to chronicling the transition between seasons. The renewal of the forest.
With the change of seasons it is time to think about my goals for the nature native project.
The first and most important goal is:
Create paintings that follow the course of the year along the Oconee River.
This hasn’t changed and I don’t see it changing anytime soon. My focus has become that stretch of river running along Ben Burton Park but I will still venture to new and other locations.
I’ve decided to create larger works of quality and not focus on the numbers. This is a shift in mindset. I hope to produce 2 paintings a week but I want to spend more time on planning, composition and color.
As the weather improves I want to do more plein air work.
One thing I want to explore is drawing on site and bringing these back to the studio to add color, eventually working these up into larger works.
Explore more techniques and approaches with acrylics.
I’ve worked with acrylics since junior high school and that was a long time ago. As a scenic artist almost everything you do is done with acrylic, so this is like returning home.
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